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Varun Dhawan says he wants to do films which give him a reality check


His performance in “October” was well-received by both the audiences as well as the critics and going forward Varun Dhawan says his aim is to pick characters which will give him opportunity to explore the “real” stories.

The actor, who will next be seen in “Sui Dhaaga: Made In India”, said the film made him aware about the struggles Indian craftsmen go through to make their art survive. “I want to do films which give me a reality check. After doing ‘Sui Dhaga’, my whole outlook towards designing as a profession has changed. I have so much more respect for people who create clothes and the artistes who do the work. It is not an easy job. “I understand a lot more about what India’s textile heritage is and I feel proud of it. It’s an art and I have tremendous respect for the artistes behind it. The film has been an emotional journey and has made me really aware about the struggles these artistes have,” Varun said.

The actor says the film, which also features actress Anushka Sharma, is not just about a tailor, but a person who wants to rise and make his place in the world. “It is about the entrepreneurship, about young India and it’s about make in India…things made in India,” added the actor, who will also be seen sharing screen space with Sanjay Dutt in the upcoming film “Kalank”.

Having a filmography with a mix of entertainers like “Main Tera Hero”, “Dishoom”, “Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya” and content-driven cinema like “Badlapur” and “October”, actor Varun Dhawan says with “Sui Dhaaga-Made In India” he is trying to mix “mass” and “class” films together.

Asked if he consciously chooses to make a balance between massy entertainers and content-driven films, Varun said, “It is. Whenever I do a ‘Main Tera Hero’, I need a ‘Badlapur’ and if I do a ‘Judwaa 2’, I need an ‘October’. Now with ‘Sui Dhaaga — Make In India’ I am trying to mix these. I am trying to mix the mass and class (films) together and that’s what ‘Sui Dhaaga-Made In India’ is all about.